Last Tuesday we escaped from our many home maintenance tasks on the spur of the moment, picked up my Mom, and headed out to Pineridge Hollow for lunch. Here are some photos I took of the lovely grounds, where weddings are held, and people just stroll through the gardens. Pineridge Hollow is within walking distance of a provincial campground. What a bonus for campers! I neglected to take a picture of my lunch plate which was morel and wild mushroom perogies served with dill sauce..very different and delicious.
I brought in a few lady's mantle to grace the dining room table. That spring green is one of my favorites. We need rain, so out came the sprinkler.. The yellow lady slipper is blooming...rescued from the Trans Canada highway construction site many years ago Endless summer hydrangea...love it!.
Mary at Little Red House is hosting another Mosaic Monday. Visit her at http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com / We celebrated Fathers Day and our grandaughters birthday at our son's house. My mosaic is a group of photos taken around their yard. Please click on the photos to enlarge.
On this Fathers Day, I 'd like to give a tribute to 2 wonderful Dads. I dug deep into my old grainy photos. The first one is of my hubby and our daughter. I believe it captures the kind of Dad he is , leading his family lovingly. This photo was taken when our daughter was quite young (she's in her 40's now). Our son, daughter, in law children, and our grandchildren all benefit from his loving guidance. The next photo is of my parents. My Dad passed on quite a few years ago, but I still feel I'd like to talk to him about things that are important to me. He was my teacher from grades one to eight, so we spent more time together then most kids do. He was such an interesting person, with high ideals.
Tootsie, at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ is hosting a weekly chance to "brag" about our flowers. We had a very cold season so my plants are very feeble this year,but here goes: I have planted the pots with basket stuffers and the daisy-like flowers fit that category.
Mountain Viburnm with white flower clusters
Lots of violas which self seed.
Lovely purple iris
A dwarf dahlia Be sure to stop by Tootsies and see the other flowers.
We took a little drive to the Park to see the display of tulips planted by the Dutch society. The display is in the Leo Mol sculpture garden. The sculptures are in the gardens, as well as in the gallery.
This sculpture depicts a Dutch sower.
Below is a sculpture of the founder of Lamb Air, an airline flying small planes to the North.